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Posted: Apr 17th 2008 1:40PM (Unverified) said

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From the "Updated - Linden Lab has spotted the problem" it really sounds like they need some classic systems monitoring ala a Network Management System. I would bet that there are some signs of problems developing long before it snowballs to this level. Databases have monitoring tools, network connections can be monitored, systems can be monitored and if built sensibly software can have monitoring components. Systems do have problems but this "everyone knows about them hours before Linden Lab" syndrome seems a bit...silly.

Posted: Apr 17th 2008 1:58PM (Unverified) said

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Well, to be fair - they posted about it about 60 seconds after I hit the publish button myself, and I was in the thick of it when things started to fall apart.
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Posted: Apr 17th 2008 5:31PM (Unverified) said

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This month is definitely rivaling the end of 2006 for performance troubles. I really wonder jes what is goin' on to cause all this -- an more importantly, is it correctable in some sorta long-term fashion.

Posted: Apr 19th 2008 1:17AM (Unverified) said

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I put a lot of this down to the het-grid changes to grid architecture (breaking the single monolithic grid into related subsystems that scale better). A few months ago I was jumping for joy with how well grid changes were rolling out, as I expected these kind of issues to pop up sooner.

The bad thing is they're replacing their old problems with new ones. The good thing is that the old problems were such as they were built broken, the new problems are built solvable (for the most part). Even so it's not surprising that they occasionally run into unforseen issues as they tweak this server code, as the gochas are predominantly new and untested instead of old and familiar.

Just my two cents :P

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